Community

Flyclops has been heavily involved in the game-dev and general technology communities in Philadelphia for over a decade. Through coworking spaces like IndyHall and Philly Game Forge, and sponsoring events like Philly Dev Night, Flyclops remains actively and intimately connected to the tight-nit developer community in Philadelphia.

Philly Dev Night

Members of Flyclops have been participating in Philly Dev Night for years. Founded by Will Stallwood, co-owner of the award-winning game stupid Cipher Prime, along with Sean Pierre, owner of OriGaminc, Philly Dev Night is "a once-a-week event geared towards anyone interested in playing or creating games".

Philly Dev Night hosts monthly "game jams" - short bursts of game development, centered around a theme. An active participant in game jams (see our free, experimental games for just a taste), Flyclops founding member Jake O'Brien has been running the game jams for nearly two years.

An incredibly exciting event, hosting seasoned game devs and young aspiring game devs all in the same room, in the same friendly contest, working together (and sometimes resulting in fully-realized games!), Flyclops recently began sponsoring the events with more than Jake's time - including trophies to jam winners and (of course) beer.

We look forward to supporting game jams, Philly Dev Night, and the Philadelphia game development community for years to come.

Philly Game Forge

Flyclops was a founding member of Philly Game Forge, the first coworking space dedicated to game developers in Philadelphia.

Some of the finest (and most awarded) game companies shared space, including Cipher Prime, and Final Form. It was an exciting, electric time for indie game studios in the only top 10 city in America without a AAA game studio.

Flyclops called Philly Game Forge our home until last year, when we grew into our own office space, in a shared building with Wildbit, a company that had shared space with us years before at IndyHall.

IndyHall

At least one member of Flyclops has been an active member of IndyHall since the day it opened its doors in 2006, and continues to be so to this day.

"[IndyHall is] a community of people who choose to work together, more productively, to make our work, our lives, our cities and communities better."

IndyHall calls people of all backgrounds and professions members, including software devs and designers, artists, accountants, lawyers, publishers, food delivery services, remote workers, independent workers, and has seen the founding of, and has been home to an incredible number of businesses that call Philadelphia home. (And that's just a few!)

Flyclops was founded at IndyHall, and called IndyHall our home twice in our history. We continue to hold memberships for all employees of Flyclops, and consider IndyHall to be a part of our DNA.